With Shell Film Unit (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Back of Beyond (1954)

G | 66 min | Documentary

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A documentary film which follows a mailman as he travels along the Birdsville Track in the Outback.

Director: John Heyer | Stars: Tom Kruse, William Henry Butler, Jack the Dogger, Old Joe the Rainmaker

Votes: 60

2. Turkey the Bridge (1966)

19 min | Short

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This travelogue tells the story of Turkey from 200BC, including the attack by the Greeks, Romans, the origination of the first seven religions, the Crusades, the creation of the Turkish State and the modern tourist industry.

Director: Derek Williams | Star: Gönül Turgut

4. Mille miglia 1953 (1953)

Documentary

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Director: Bill Mason | Star: Nevil Lloyd

5. Shellarama (1965)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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A celebration of Shell Petroleum, tracing its manufacture from discovery in oil fields to its eventual use as fuel for modern living across the globe.

Director: Richard Cawston

Votes: 12

6. Approaching the Speed of Sound (1957)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter De Normanville

7. The Great Circle (1944)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: J.B. Napier-Bell

8. How the Motor Car Works: Part II (1977)

Documentary

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Director: George Seager

9. The Fell Locomotive (1952)

Documentary, Short

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In 1951, Professor Fell designed a novel express passenger diesel mechanical locomotive for British Railways to compare with the diesel electric locomotives which were to replace steam. The... See full summary »

Directors: Peter De Normanville, Roy Harris

10. The Living Soil (1960)

Short, Documentary

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Director: Atma Ram

11. The River Must Live (1966)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Alan Pendry | Star: Alan Dobie

12. Air Parade (1951)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A brief history of the progress and development of British aviation, leading up to the commanding position occupied by Britain today in the field of the gas turbine.

Director: Bill Mason

13. Frontiers of Friction (1962)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter De Normanville

14. Model Procedure for Water Relaying (1942)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kay Mander

15. The Changing Face of Australia (1970)

58 min

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Director: Robert Raymond | Stars: Robert Raymond, Reginald Sprigg

16. The Safety Net (1978)

28 min | Short

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Director: Leonard Lewis

17. The Vital Link (1964)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ramsay Short

18. Marine Safety: Don't Go Down The... (1971)

15 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Leonard Lewis

19. Power in Perspective (1955)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Alan Pendry

20. Forming of Metals (1957)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter De Normanville

21. Powered Flight: The Story of the Century (1953)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Stuart Legg

22. Crown of Glass (1967)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Heckford | Stars: John Piper, Patrick Reytiens, John Watson

23. Oil Search (1970)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Andrew Holmes

24. Round the Ring (1963)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Bill Mason

25. The Outback Mailmen (1986 Video)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Stars: Tom Kruse, Bob Bilton, Dave Burge, Peter Docking

26. Airport (1934)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Roy Lockwood | Star: Carleton Hobbs

27. Paint (1967)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Heckford | Star: Gary Watson

28. NFS Mobilising Procedure (1942)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kay Mander

29. The Model Flight (1951)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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An introduction to the sport of flying model aircraft. Made with the assistance of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers.

Director: Alan Pride | Stars: Cyril Mayes, Ken Muscott

30. Flight for Tomorrow (1947)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Sarah Erulkar

31. Acting in Turn (1974)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Robin Jackson

32. Pesticides in Focus (1971)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Richard Bigham, Richard Q. McNaughton

33. Dijkbouw (1952)

Documentary, Short

6.9
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Director: Bert Haanstra

Votes: 18

34. The Threat in the Water (1968)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary about the disease bilharzia.

Director: Richard Bigham

35. Oil Well (1975)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Richard Q. McNaughton | Star: Colin Blakely

36. The Cornish Engine (1948)

33 min | Short

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Directors: Philip Armitage, Bill Mason

37. Shellgrip (1969)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Richard Q. McNaughton | Star: John Stockbridge

38. Debris Tunnelling (1943)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kay Mander

39. Malaria (1985)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Clive Mitchell

40. Bulong and Bola (1964)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Jazir Marzuki

41. A Town Called Charlie (1981)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: David Eady

42. Malaria (1941)

Documentary, Short

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43. Preserving the Wasa (1966)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Heckford | Star: Joss Ackland

44. This Is Shell (1970)

8 min | Short

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Director: Geoffrey Jones

Votes: 28

45. Aircraft Today and Tomorrow (1947)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Sarah Erulkar | Star: John Shearman

46. The Early Americans (1975)

42 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Alan Pendry

47. Search for Oil (1984)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Clive Mitchell

48. Lord Siva Danced (1948)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Sarah Erulkar | Star: Ram Gopal

49. New Acres (1941)

8 min | Short

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Director: R.K. Neilson-Baxter | Star: Peter Ustinov

50. Naval Operations (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Director: Grahame Tharp | Star: Edmund Willard


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